Ring of prayer: What’s happening and when?
Over 300 people have now signed up to form a ring of prayer around the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp if it is faced with forced eviction by bailiffs or police. This is great! It’s more than three times our original target. Many thanks to everyone who has signed up or otherwise expressed support.
Christianity Uncut’s plan for a ring of prayer has been reported by the Independent, the Guardian, the Morning Star, the Church Times, The Friend and Premier Christian Radio. The Christian thinktank Ekklesia, who have backed the plan, have covered it extensively in their online news service.
Quite a lot of people have now contacted us to ask if we know when the eviction is likely to take place The court has ruled that the camp can be evicted on or after 27 January, but the City of London have said that they will not go ahead with eviction before 31 January. Nonetheless, it will be hard to know when the eviction will happen and it may begin at short notice.
If we hear news that the eviction is imminent (or if the Faith Liaison Group at the camp tell us that they can see that preparations are being made) we may have to form the ring of prayer at short notice. We would therefore like to be able to tell as many of you as possible as quickly as we can.
If you would like to give us your email addresses and/or phone numbers, we can give you information when we know more, and particularly when things get underway.
- There is no pressure to give us your details. You may prefer to check for updates on this website, the Facebook page or the Twitter feed.
- If you do share your details with us for this purpose, they will not be used for any other purpose.
- Giving us your details will not be taken as a promise to join the ring of prayer. We realise that some people will attend if they are able, and this may depend on timing. That’s fine.
If you would like notification by email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A blank email with the word “subscribe” in the subject box will be fine. If you would like to be contacted by text if eviction is imminent, please also include your mobile phone number in the email.
If you’re hoping to join the ring of prayer, but haven’t yet signed the statement of those intending to do so, please add your name by clicking here.
Thanks very much!